Provo Youth Mentoring

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A student and a young boy look into an exhibit of birds at a museum
What is _____?: 

What is Provo Youth Mentoring?


Provo Youth Mentoring provides mentors for elementary school students in the Provo School District to help with schoolwork and create positive relationships between mentors and students while having fun.

 

Volunteer Commitment: In addition to a one-time 40 minute training session, volunteers will be asked to make a commitment to one hour with their assigned student every week. 

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Taylor Johnson

(734) 476-9579

 

Craig Brailsford

(801) 372-3289

 

Joshua Keller

(907) 854-3912

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

Time Commitment 

1 hour a week

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


To get involved, attend one of our training meetings. Check our calendar to the right to see when the next meeting is coming up. Please bring valid photo ID when you attend a training in order to fill out a Background Check. If you have questions, please email us at ProvoYouthMentoring@byu.edu. This program runs during Fall and Winter semesters only.

 

Orientation Meetings in 1050 WSC:

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

Thursdays at 11:00 am

Fridays at 10:00 am

 

​If you are unable to make any of these meetings, please e-mail the program.

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

For most of my time at BYU, Fridays have been my favorite day every week--not because of fewer classes, but because I can have fun with the student I mentor and feel like I am making an impact in someone's life. I love how convenient the program makes it to make meaningful service a part of my life, which is so difficult but makes such a difference during the busy semester. It is an incredible feeling to know that your example and involvement in a child's life has a chance to alter their life course for the better. Beyond that, though, I think I end up benefiting even more than my student because of the friendship and happiness they share with me.

-Taylor Johnson (2019)